SSD Manager

Kingston® SSD Manager is an application that provides users with the ability to monitor and manage various aspects of their Kingston® Solid State Drive.

With Kingston® SSD Manager you will be able to:

  • Monitor drive health, status, and disk usage
  • View drive identification data including model name, serial number, firmware version, and other relevant information
  • View and export detailed drive health and status reports
  • Update drive firmware
  • Securely erase data
  • Manage TCG Opal and IEEE 1667
  • Overprovision with Host Protected Area (HPA)
  • Download Acronis® True Image™ for Kingston® cloning software

Supported Operating Systems

Refer to the table below for Kingston® SSD Manager operating system requirements.

Software VersionSupported Operating Systems
Kingston SSD Manager x64 v1.5.X.X Windows 10, 11 x64
Kingston® SSD Manager v1.1.X.X Windows 8, 8.1, 10 x86, x64

System Requirements

In order to use Kingston® SSD Manager you must have:

  • One or more Kingston® SSDs
  • AHCI mode set in BIOS
  • Administrator privileges in Windows®

Note: Some older model Kingston® SSDs may not be supported by Kingston® SSD Manager x64 v1.5.X.X. In this case you may continue to use Kingston® SSD Manager v1.1.X.X.

Installation Process

  1. Click on the Kingston SSD Manager (KSM) link to initialize the software download.
  2. Locate your download and extract the contents.
  3. Run the KSM Setup executable as administrator.
  4. Follow the prompts within the Setup Wizard and proceed with KSM software installation.
  5. Once your installation is complete, the system may require a reboot.

Note for MAC and Linux Users

The Kingston SSD Manager is not compatible with Mac OS or Linux distributions.

Note on USB Enclosures

It is recommended to use your Kingston® SSDs native interface when using Kingston® SSD Manager. USB enclosures are not supported.


Kingston SSD Manager x64 v1.5.4.5

Kingston SSD Manager v1.1.2.6

KSM User Guide

Secure Erase User Guide